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Poster: high flow Date: Sep 7, 2007 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RHINO RECORDS SCUMBAGS/

"maybe they don't see how much money they are losing by not releasing this music to us on a regular basis."

Well, I question the value of these releases. Perhaps the cost of marketing, packaging and the man-hours necessary to release this stuff creates a situation in which it is not profitable to do so? Is that possible? I think it's a distinct possibility.

Last DP I bought was #14.

I seem to be able to get my hands on all the music I'll need for a lifetime.

So, let's take a quick poll....

How many of you would pay $15 for a 3-set release via download??

Possible answers are....

Yes
No
Maybe

Keep in mind, the maybes are killers when it comes to crunching numbers in anticipation of a marketing campaign. So, if you are thinking maybe, just pretend your finger is on the dl button and you must make a choice.

My answer is no.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Sep 7, 2007 3:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RHINO RECORDS SCUMBAGS/

Yes, I have purchased 2DPs, one DL series and the Vault box in the last 2 months. I think that boycotting Rhino will only assure that less and less is released.

I posted about this some time ago, that just having access to the music here has actually resulted in me buying more stuff. That is why I actually think the more heinous crime is that things are constantly getting pulled from here so we can no longer even stream the stuff. Moreover when they pulled the shows for streaming they pulled the reviews so even if Rhino releases one of the pulled shows you can't go back and see what folks like Dr. Flashback had to say about it. So much for being an archive of information.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 7, 2007 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RHINO RECORDS SCUMBAGS/

If it's HDCD, then very much yes, and I think I did buy 8 or 9 of the 13 dl releases before the Rhino captivity.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 7, 2007 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RHINO RECORDS SCUMBAGS/

no

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 7, 2007 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RHINO RECORDS SCUMBAGS/

my answer is also no. I hate to say it but I've been extremely spoiled when it comes to getting stuff for free. Even if they pulled the plug on torrents, etc. I STILL have more than enough to trade. And even if I couldn't find a trade, so what? That would just give me an excuse to give things I already have a more serious listen.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Sep 7, 2007 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RHINO RECORDS SCUMBAGS/

not $15 for a DL - no way,sorry.

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Poster: high flow Date: Sep 7, 2007 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RHINO RECORDS SCUMBAGS/

So, as I see it....

...we are all in the "HEAVY CONSUMER" demographic....ages 32-55. We have the $$ and time to follow our passion.

Yet, only about 50% of us would be willing to pay $5/set for a DL release.

Are there bigger fans of GD than us?? Where??

I must say that before I found LMA, GD had fallen off my radar somewhat. I was spending my extra $$ on camping trips and bluegrass festivals and other vacations. None of that has changed, except that I listen to as much GD now as I did back in the touring days.

They have my ears, but my cash is spoken for.:(

This is no boycott...it's my reality....Rhino's too.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Sep 7, 2007 4:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RHINO RECORDS SCUMBAGS/

Let me be clear - I wouldn't pay that kinda cash for DLs.
I have and will continue to pay for HDCDs of shows I want and like someone else pointed out it is because of the archive that I got interested enough to start buying archival releases to begin with.

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Poster: huntr Date: Sep 7, 2007 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RHINO RECORDS SCUMBAGS/

I would buy official Flacs for shows I was at .. or better yet pressed CDs.. In a heartbeat..

as long as they were whole shows with nothing edited out or mixed away .. like say a phil bass solo

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